Achladokampos is an amphitheatrical village with stony houses, 35km
away from Argos. This is where
Argolida and Arcadia
County are linked.
Achladokampos was once the larges among the villages. Now, it still
retains its ‘supremacy’, as there are many well-maintained houses
a large church, a school, a nice square and a building with hot bath.
At the foot of Partheni
Mountain Range were once many wild pear-trees. It is said that Achladokampos
was named after them (Achladi=pear). At least, this is one version. The other
says that the village was named after the olive trees. Specifically, when a Turkish
aga came in view of the plain full of olive trees, he exclaimed ‘Ach! Ladokampe!’
(Ach= exclamation, Ladokampos= plain with olive trees).
On the whole, Achladokampos is a village based on cattle raising.
The locals still maintain old customs and they are ready to enjoy themselves by
organising feasts on Trinity Sunday and Pentecost.
(text: Alexis Totsikas)
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Prefecture
of Argolis tourist pamphlet.